Promoting Asia-Pacific, business ties at World Internet Conference

By Xinhua | China Daily Europe | Updated: 2016-11-18 07:47

Promoting Asia-Pacific, business ties at World Internet Conference

Senior CPC official meet foreign guests at event to discuss bilateral cooperation and support

Liu Yunshan, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met on Nov 15 with foreign guests invited to the Third World Internet Conference.

The conference, themed "innovation-driven internet development for the benefit of all - building a community of common future in cyberspace" took place in the river town of Wuzhen, eastern China's Zhejiang province, from Nov 16 to 18.

Liu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, met with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke, and President of Qualcomm Derek Aberle.

During his meeting with Hor, Liu recalled Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Cambodia, saying the visit has invigorated the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

He said China is willing to further cooperation with Cambodia in various fields including internet development and governance, so as to benefit people of the two countries.

Hor said President Xi's visit to Cambodia is of historical significance and the Cambodian side is ready to deepen all-round pragmatic cooperation with China and enhance bilateral friendship.

When meeting with Hawke, Liu said China and Australia, as major countries in the Asia-Pacific region, share wide common interests in terms of internet development and governance.

Both sides should be devoted to promoting exchanges in such fields as cyberspace interconnection, internet governance and cyber security, said Liu.

Noting that cooperation between Australia and China ranges widely, benefits both sides and has huge potential, Hawke said he believes China will continue to be a contributor to world internet development.

When meeting with Aberle, Liu hoped that Qualcomm would deepen exchanges and cooperation with Chinese companies, so as to jointly make contributions to internet innovation and the building of a community of common destiny in cyberspace.

Aberle was satisfied with the win-win cooperation between Qualcomm and the Chinese companies, hoping to expand cooperation with China on Cyber security and internet technology innovation.

 Promoting Asia-Pacific, business ties at World Internet Conference

Industrial leaders and representatives from around the world attend the Third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. Photos by Feng Yongbin / China Daily

 Promoting Asia-Pacific, business ties at World Internet Conference

More than 310 technology corporations, including big-name enterprises such as Microsoft Corp, IBM Corp and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, have sent delegates to the WIC this year.

(China Daily European Weekly 11/18/2016 page15)

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